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The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center

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1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
+1 864-888-4446
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Liberty, SC
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being our 44th anniversary and the fact our family had just moved here, we wanted to go to somewhere special. We had been here several times for lunch, but never for dinner. This was a most pleasurable experience. From the time our wonderful server, Jenna greeted us, through our dinner and desert, the service was outstanding and the food delicious.... More 

Thank JackBS44
Johns Island
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

very nice room, good variety on buffet, delicious deserts, good service loved and appreciated the vegetarian pasta

Thank Judy P
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location and delicious food. Broad menu and it is all very good. Nice wine menu. View of lake and open lawn make the setting perfect

Thank 11SMiller
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visit Upstate SC every fall, and this was our second excellent experience at the Lighthouse. We arrived on a Saturday about 6:00 pm and were able to be seated almost immediately. By the time we finished, people were waiting outside for a table. The restaurant has a beautiful view of Lake Keowee, and we find the food to be... More 

Thank fred532016
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of two restaurants on Lake Keowee that is open to the public and you can get to by boat. Normally I'd rate it as average, but on this particular evening, service was terrible. Hoping it was just an off night.

Thank familytravelsrfun
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent and the chef is focused on quality. Been many times for lunch and dinner. The service is great one time and sketchy the next. Waited for half an hour to be seated in an empty restaurant? Food is really the focus if you can be really patient. I'll keep trying.

Thank Jon A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A huge thank you to Savannah, Mark, Ben and Jim for making my brothers wedding reception dinner so fabulous. We had to relocate his wedding from Charleston to Seneca in 3 days and we were blessed that the Lighthouse could accommodate us. The food, service and kindness to make sure we were happy was nothing short of awesome. Thank you... More 

Thank Cindy S
Seneca, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Invited to lunch by a friend. This was my first visit but will not be my last. Very pleasant atmosphere along with wonderful food. Looking forward to going back soon.

Thank _polytracesys
Liberty, South Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great, the view is spectacular. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to have a nice dinner with that special someone or friends.

Thank Joy D
Seneca, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

went for a special dinner and was unable to have a conversation as it was so loud in there. If you go, do not sit upstairs. Cutlery was dirty

Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Seneca
  • Phone Number: +1 864-888-4446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?